Have You Been Here Before?
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This is poem #5 in my Poetry Friday series of poems about books and reading and words. I believe books echo within and through us over and over again, that the authors' voices become part of us, helping us to make decisions and never feel alone.
This week I am reading the new Newbery Medal winner, MOON OVER MANIFEST, by Claire Vanderpool. Here is a bit of poetry I'll carry with me from page 144:
If there is such a thing as a universal -- and I wasn't ready to throw all of mine out the window -- it's that there is power in a story. And if someone pays you such a kindness as to make up a tale so you'll enjoy a gingersnap, you go along with that story and enjoy every last bite.
Students -I learned from Georgia Heard that we can read all kinds of things seeking poetry tucked within. Try it. Pick up your picture book, your chapter book, your nonfiction article and ask, "Where is the poetry here?" Maybe you, like me, will copy a line or two down into your notebook, just for the future echoes...
For today's Poetry Friday roundup, visit Dori over at Dori Reads where you be presented with a menu of poetry delights!
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